Example sentences for: dire

How can you use “dire” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The militancy of the Sikhs came about only as Nanak’s successors got embroiled in politics — with dire results for the Sikhs — when their leaders challenged the Mughals.

  • A: For heaven's sake, you made the same sort of dire predictions when we started charging for content a year ago.

  • [Literally, In dire straits, a monkey will even eat chillies or Anything will do in an emergency.]

  • How dire is the threat?

  • While AILA has joined the ACLU and other organizations in a Freedom of Information Act request to find out who is being detained where and why, Mohammed notes that the reasons for the immigrants' detention were not immediately clear and sometimes had dire consequences.


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